Newfoundland is a windy place! The amount of wind resource available to most parts of the island and Labrador as well is some of the most extreme in the world! If you want to produce power, it seems natural that wind is the way to do it here. The major factor to consider is moving parts with a wind turbine. Solar is a popular option because of the fact that there are no moving parts but wind does an excellent job of providing power when solar panels can't produce a lot and that is most often seen in the winter. For a year-round application, wind is a must. Doing it right is also a must.
Sustainable Energies is always on the lookout for great products but when it comes to wind, reliability is key. In the market for off-grid turbines, Bergey is the best you can buy. Bergey has been manufacturing wind turbines since 1977 in Oklahoma and their designs have stood the test of time. Many of their current models are only slightly modified from the original designs and the vast majority of their products are still operating today many years later.
Some of the models available from Bergey:
- Bergey Excel 1kW
1kW rated, 2kW peak, 12-48VDC configurable, no cut-out wind speed, max designed wind speed 120mph, can produce up to 5000kWh/year at a proper location in Newfoundland
- Bergey Excel 6kW
5.5kW rated, 6.7kW peak, 240VAC output with PowerSyncII inverter, no cut-out wind speed, max designed wind speed 134mph, can produce up to 25000kWh/year at a proper location in Newfoundland
- Bergey Excel 10kW
8.9kW rate, 240VAC output with PowerSyncII inverter, no cut-out wind speed, max designed wind speed of 134mph, can produce up to 50000kWh/year at a proper location in Newfoundland